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Poster and networking session success

The UW Data Science Poster and Networking Session, hosted by the eScience Institute, was held on February 21, 2017, at the Mary Gates Commons. Over 50 students, postdoctoral candidates and researchers  representing more than 30 […]

February 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Microsoft $1M gift for new UW, UBC urban data partnership

The University of Washington and the University of British Columbia are partnering on a new collaboration called the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC), which will connect researchers, students and public stakeholders working on urban issues across the […]

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Data Science Environments partners publish reproducibility book

Researchers from the UW’s eScience Institute, New York University Center for Data Science and Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) have authored a new book titled The Practice of Reproducible Research. Representatives from the three universities, all […]

February 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow proposes critical analysis course

Jevin West, data science fellow and assistant professor in the UW Information School, and Carl T. Bergstrom, professor of biology, have proposed a new course meant to develop critical analysis skills. Tentatively titled Calling Bull***t, the […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Affiliate’s health startup receives $8.5 million in funding

KenSci, a health data startup co-founded by Ankur Teredesai and Samir Manjure, has raised $8.5 million in a Series A investment round. The startup uses machine learning technology that “helps doctors predict who might get […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow Emily Fox receives presidential award

Emily Fox, eScience Institute data science fellow, has won the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Fox, associate professor of statistics and of computer science and engineering, and Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, was […]

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Fellow Cecilia Aragon receives Fulbright Award

Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering and an eScience Institute senior data science fellow, has been conferred the distinguished Fulbright Award. Dr. Aragon will travel to the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaiso, […]

January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Data Science for Social Good collaboration nets WSDOT funding

A collaboration between two eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project leads has resulted in a financial award which allows them to continue their work. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center, […]

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eScience Institute co-sponsors human services workshop

On January 17 – 18, leaders and innovators from academic and governmental backgrounds will gather at the MetroLab Workshop on Big Data and Human Services to discuss common challenges and propose collaborative, data-driven solutions to […]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Data Science Career Fair

The 2017 UW Data Science Career Fair has been rescheduled to Fall 2017! Please return here for more information on date, location, and participating companies.
Multiple UW departments will create this great opportunity for undergraduates, graduate […]

January 4th, 2017|Categories: News|
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eScience Institute 2016 highlights

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the exciting milestones the eScience Institute hit over the course of the past year. Over 2400 attendees participated in […]

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • Tim Durham and Rob Fatland stand in front of a genome poster

Fellow collaborates on genome sequencing using cloud

eScience Data Science Fellow Rob Fatland is featured in a story on the UW Information Technology website. Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, helped graduate student Timothy Durham to reduce the time spent processing […]

December 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Jake VanderPlas publishes Python handbook

A new book by Jake VanderPlas, eScience Insitute’s director of research in physical sciences, was published in Nov. 2016 by O’Reilly Media. The Python Data Science Handbook is a detailed guide to the most important Python tools for data science, […]

December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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First Geohackweek held at eScience Institute

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its first Geohackweek Nov. 14 – 18, 2016. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on computational projects in geospatial sciences.

With the help of 15 instructors, […]

December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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eScience fellows release new music dataset

Sham Kakade, senior data science fellow, and Zaid Harchaoui, data science fellow, are part of a UW team that has developed MusicNet, a “classical music dataset … which enables machine learning algorithms to learn the features […]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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eScience fellows co-author data analysis book

Four University of Washington instructors, including three eScience Institute fellows, have co-authored the new book Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD): Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems. Senior data science fellow J. Nathan Kutz (applied mathematics, physics and electrical engineering) and fellows […]

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Welcoming the fall 2016 data science postdoctoral fellows

Four researchers recently joined the eScience Institute’s as Moore/Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows, each from different backgrounds and departments. Michael Beyeler (neuroengineering), Yi Cao (astronomy, computer science […]

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2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Summit

More than thirty eScience Institute staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students attended the 2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Summit October 23 – 26. The summit, held in New Paltz and New York City, New York, brought […]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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eScience Institute hosts welcome event

Over three dozen students, researchers, faculty and staff attended this year’s Fall Welcome Event, held September 27th in the WRF Data Science Studio. Ed Lazowska, founding director of the institute, delivered an overview of the […]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |
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eScience Institute hosts Neurohackweek

More than 40 neuroscientists gathered at the University of Washington eScience Institute for the first-ever Neurohackweek, held Sept. 5 – 9. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and previous brainhack.org events, the week was part conference, part summer […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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eScience Institute fellow Zagheni wins award

eScience Institute fellow Emilio Zagheni, assistant professor of sociology, was awarded the 2016 “Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis” at the recent European Association for Population Studies conference. The award is conferred every two years for […]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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DSSG projects highlighted in the media

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good fellows presented their final projects on August, 18th to a packed auditorium.

The sixteen fellows have been working for the last ten weeks on four projects designed to […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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Oceanography article features eScience Institute managers

Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone, eScience Institute managers, have been profiled in the quarterly edition of Oceanography (volume 29, edition 2), a publication of The Oceanography Society. Parker and Stone’s role is unique in the […]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Gender differences in self-citation

Molly King of Stanford University along with colleagues from NYU and the UW, including Data Science Fellow Jevin West, recently wrote a paper investigating differences in self-citation practices between men and women. Using over 1.5 […]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|